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Baker Botts IP Associate, Valerie Barker Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by American Gateways

AUSTIN, October 16, 2017 -  Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, announced today that American Gateways has selected Baker Botts IP associate, Valerie Barker as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. 

Ms. Barker has represented American Gateways clients in both affirmative and defensive asylum and withholding of removal cases as well as a petition for habeas corpus. She has also represented clients in obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States.

The American Gateway Awards, which took place on October 12, 2017, focuses on individuals championing the dignity and human rights of immigrants and refugees through exceptional legal services, education, and advocacy.

At Baker Botts, Ms. Barker works on a wide range of intellectual property matters, focusing primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution. She regularly handles complex disputes involving concurrent proceedings in Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Click to see the full list of American Gateways honoree’s.

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